The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Influences Business Valuation

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) into law.  It is the most comprehensive tax reform seen in the United States since President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Tax Reform Act. 

Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments

Included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, is a new tax planning technique for deferring gains from sales. By investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds, taxpayers can defer (and potentially partially avoid) gain recognition on the sale of any property.

Bennett Thrasher Contributes to DFK Transfer Pricing Handbook

Bennett Thrasher is proud to have assisted in creating an updated version of the DFK Transfer Pricing Handbook that was released recently. Ben Miller, BT Partner and DFK International Tax Committee Vice-Chair for Transfer Pricing, and the Bennett Thrasher TP team led the effort the update the Transfer Pricing Handbook, which involved collaboration with over 30 DFK member firms.

What to Expect During an IRS Audit

There is a letter for you.  The return address looks ominous – as the first line reads:  Internal Revenue Service.  You opened it.  Your worst fears were confirmed.  It is the dreaded notice that your individual income tax return is under audit or, to put it in the language used by the IRS, “your return has been selected for examination.” 

ASC 606 – The Early Results are In!

ASC 606, the long awaited and much debated new accounting standard for revenue recognition in the United States has now become reality for most public companies.  Adoption of this new standard was required for calendar-year public companies effective January 1, 2018, and the results of adoption have now become public with the earnings releases and 10-Q filings for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018.

Peter Stathopoulos Provides Insight on Film Credit Impact to WBGH News

In a recent segment on WGBH, Boston’s public radio station, Bennett Thrasher partner Peter Stathopoulos, who leads the firm’s State and Local Tax practice and its Entertainment practice, provides insight regarding the success of Georgia’s film tax credits and as to how Massachusetts can work towards a similar outcome

Looking Under The Hood: Georgia’s New Post-Production Tax Credit Webinar Recording

Join Peter Stathopoulos, leader of Bennett Thrasher’s Entertainment Practice, for a webinar as he digs into the nuts and bolts of Georgia’s new stand-alone post-production tax credit. The discussion also includes planning considerations and likely development of the program over the next few years, based on the history of the prior film tax credit.

Jeff Call Discusses Tax Season in Accounting Today

In a recent article published in Accounting Today, Bennett Thrasher partner Jeff Call provides insight regarding how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has impacted the accounting industry. Call says, “We’re spending 85 percent of our time with clients exploring what they should be doing to take advantage of the new provisions that might be beneficial, or working around them to mitigate any negative aspects of the law.”

Seven Common Tax Questions Facing Bloggers

In the everchanging world of marketing and advertising, social media and grassroots campaigns have rapidly taken over a larger share of the marketing and advertising budgets of companies both big and small. Learn how to approach taxes as a blogger in our article.

Handling IRS Notices and Letters

You checked your mail. Among the mail was an envelope with a return address that started with three words: Internal Revenue Service. Don’t panic. Receiving mail from the IRS is something millions of people experience every year

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